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How We Can Help!

Our support volunteers offer mom-to-mom support and encouragement through non-emergency email support and phone support to women across the state of Illinois. We cannot offer medical advice.

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Symptoms

Learn about the symptoms of all the different types of pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, what risk factors you might have and when you should seek professional help.

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What Helps

We share information about what to do if you are experiencing pregnancy or postpartum emotional symptoms, or if you are observing these signs in a friend or family member.

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How We Can Help!

Our support volunteers offer mom-to-mom support and encouragement through non-emergency email support and phone support to women across the state of Illinois. We cannot offer medical advice.

LEARN MORE

Symptoms

Learn about the symptoms of all the different types of pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, what risk factors you might have and when you should seek professional help.

LEARN MORE

What Helps

We share information about what to do if you are experiencing pregnancy or postpartum emotional symptoms, or if you are observing these signs in a friend or family member.

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Our Mission

The Postpartum Depression
Illinois Alliance

The Postpartum Depression Illinois Alliance’s (PPD IL) mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal mental health issues throughout the state of Illinois.

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About The Postpartum Depression Alliance of Illinois

Who We Are

The PPD IL Alliance (PPD IL) is run entirely by volunteers who donate their time each week to provide informed support and information to women and their families who are experiencing pregnancy and/or postpartum mood disorders either by phone or email.
We are also advocates for increased awareness about Maternal Mental Health (MMH) issues among the helping professionals and for legislation, both national and statewide, to recognize MMH issues and the devastating effects they can have.

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Our Mission

The Postpartum Depression
Illinois Alliance

The Postpartum Depression Illinois Alliance’s (PPD IL) mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal mental health issues throughout the state of Illinois.

Please click Donate to support us in our mission.

Legislation

We Fight For Legislation

We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need to recover. We have fought for legislation to recognize PPMDs and the devastating effects they can have on women and their families.

Please also visit our pages relating to PPD in the News and Legislation.

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How to Save Family &
Relationships

Go back to the beginning. Ask yourself: What drew me to this person to begin with? What qualities did they possess that I found valuable? What made them so amazing? And are they still? Reevaluating the reasons you came together reminds you of the reasons to stay together, and this strengthens your already-existing foundation.

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Mental Health Provider

What specific training have you received in diagnosing and treating perinatal mood disorders?

How many years have you been treating women with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders?

How many women have you treated who are experiencing similar syptoms to me?

Are you a licensed Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker or Clinical Professional Counselor?

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Between 15-20% of women experience Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), the term used to describe emotional issues that can happen anytime during pregnancy through the first year after having a baby.

PMADs can happen to anyone and are nothing to feel guilty about. We really want you to know that you are not alone, there are effective treatments and we are here to help you on your journey to feeling yourself again.Dr. Sarah Allen, Director PPD Alliance of IL

Between 15-20% of women experience Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), the term used to describe emotional issues that can happen anytime during pregnancy through the first year after having a baby.

PMADs can happen to anyone and are nothing to feel guilty about. We really want you to know that you are not alone, there are effective treatments and we are here to help you on your journey to feeling yourself again.Dr. Sarah Allen, Director PPD Alliance of IL

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